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The quality of our service is just as impressive as our volume of patients. All of our staff are compassionate animal lovers, with thousands of spay/neuter procedures under their belts. We follow the Humane Alliance 's "Gold Standard" when it comes to your pet's treatment.  

Rest assured, your beloved pet is in safe, caring, and professional hands.

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​Call 850-215-1022 



Additional Services available with surgery appointment
E-Collar (Cone Collar) |  $6.00
​Strongly recommended. Prevents your pet from being able to lick or chew at their incision, minimizing risk of post-op complications. 
Microchip |  $15.00       (Permanent identification for your pet)
Ear Cleaning  |  $10.00​ 
​Fecal Exam  |  $10.00​ 
Nail Trim  |  $5.00


Now Available!
​Ask us about deworming and prescription flea/tick/heartworm prevention available for all surgical patients! 

Surgical Fees
We do not charge extra for pregnancy*, heat, or cryptorchid pets. 
Male Cat   |  $35.00
Female Cat  |  $45.00
Dog up to 49lbs  |  $60.00
Dog 50lbs - 99lbs |  $80.00
Dog 100 lbs or more |  $100.00


Required
Please bring proof of current rabies vaccination in the form of a certificate from the administering veterinarian. Tags alone are not acceptable forms of proof. All pets over 4 months of age are otherwise required by law to receive a rabies vaccination.

Rabies Vaccine |  $10.00


*If your pet is advanced in her pregnancy we recommend additional pain medications to go home which cost an additional $10.

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Recommended Vaccines
Rabies is required for all cats and dogs over 4 months of age.

Cats

Dogs

FVRCP aka "Feline Distemper" |  $10.00
​Protects against three dangerous viruses: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia

Leukemia (FeLV)  |  $10.00
​Protects against Feline Leukemia virus, transmitted by contact with infected cats. Negative Triple Test required before vaccination.

Triple Test (FIV/FeLV/Heartworm)  |  $20.00
​Detects presence of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) aka "Feline AIDS", Leukemia virus and Heartworm infestation. Negative FeLV result required to receive vaccine...
DA2PP-L aka "Canine Distemper" |  $10.00
​Protects against Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza and Leptospirosis.

Kennel Cough (Bordetella)  |  $10.00
​Protects against airborne, highly contagious upper respiratory virus. Recommended to be given two weeks prior to surgery. 

Canine Influenza [ $10.00
Protects against contagious upper respiratory virus.  Recommended to be given two weeks prior to surgery.

Heartworm Test |  $15.00
​Detects presence of adult heartworms. Prevention available for patients with negative result and puppies. Free with purchase of 6 months of interceptor plus or trifexis prevention.  
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Before Surgery

Before arriving at our facility, please familiarize yourself with the important information below.
Remember: Your pet must be at least 3 months old and weigh at least 3 lbs!

1. Vaccinations:
Our veterinarians recommend that pets are fully vaccinated against communicable diseases (distemper, parvo, and upper respiratory diseases) prior to surgery. Please consult your regular veterinarian for further information. In addition, Florida state law requires a current rabies vaccination for your pet. Please bring proof in the form of a certificate (tags are not acceptable forms of proof). It is not a requirement to have the rabies vaccination before surgery, but we are required to administer one at the time of surgery if one has not been given. 

2. Withdraw Food After Midnight
Adult animals must have food withdrawn the night before surgery at midnight. Animals four months or younger may have food until 6:00 am, though all pets can have water up until the time of their appointment. 

3. Keep your pet indoors
Pets must be kept indoors or confined the night before surgery. This ensures that they are not eating outside, which puts them at risk of aspiration during and after their surgery.

4. Patient Drop-off 
Drop-off begins at 7:15 a.m. and ends at 8:00 a.m.
We do not accept late arrivals under any circumstances. 

5. Cats
Cats check in at the front (north side) of the building. Please bring your cat carriers to the awning so an assistant can being processing your check-in.  Each cat must have their own individual carrier.  We have cardboard carriers available for $5.

6. Dogs  
Dogs check in at the back (south side) of the building. Follow the sign around to the back. Please leave your dog in your car until an assistant asks for him/her.

7. Method of Payment
We accept payment in the form of cash or credit. Payment is due at time of patient drop-off.

8. Pets are picked up the same day
An assistant will let you know what time to pick up your pet when you finish registering with them. Pick-up is usually between 1-2 pm. Please note that we do not board pets.  

9. About the surgery
In female animals, the uterus and ovaries are removed through a small incision in the abdominal wall, which renders them sterile. In male dogs and cats, the scrotum is not removed, only the testicles. This prevents the production of sperm, rendering them sterile. Our patients are completely asleep during surgery, unable to feel any discomfort. They are given an injection which will manage their pain for 24 hours. They should not need anything else as long as they leave their incision alone. 

10. Tattoo = Spay/Neuter
Your pet will receive a small, green tattoo near the incision site. This tattoo is not another incision—it’s just a small score in the top layers of the skin filled with tattoo ink and covered with surgical glue. The tattoo will ensure that anyone examining your animal will know they have been sterilized.

After Surgery

Your pet has had major surgery and will need to be well cared-for afterwards to help prevent complications. Following the instructions below will help ensure your pet has a successful recovery.

1. Limit Activity
Some animals are active after surgery, while others remain quiet for a while. Either way, it is very important that you limit your pet's movements during the 7–10 day recovery period. Strenuous activity, such as running, jumping, or playing puts stress on the incision and may cause it to open or develop painful irritation. 

2. Keep them on their Regular Diet
Your pet may have a half of their normal meal at 8pm or later after you pick them up from surgery, and their appetite should return gradually within 24 hours. Do not change your pet's diet at this time, and do not give them junk food, table scraps, milk, or any other "people food" for seven days. Changes in their diet could hide post-surgical complications. Although patients' reactions to surgery can vary, lethargy (lasting for more than 24 hours after surgery), diarrhea, or vomiting are NOT normal, and you should contact us immediately if these occur. If we are not open, contact Animal Care Center at 850-235-2877.

3. Keep Their Incision Dry
Dogs and female cats have internal sutures that provide strength to the tissue as they heal; these will dissolve after approximately four months. You do not have to come in to have them removed. Surgical glue has also been applied to close the external incision. Male cats do not have any sutures. Their incisions are left slightly open so they may drain, so a small amount of blood tinged drainage is normal. If you are told that your pet has skin sutures or skin staples, they will need to return in 7–10 days to have those removed.

Do not bathe your pet during the recovery period, or apply topical ointment to the incision site—the surgical glue on the incision will dissolve too quickly if it becomes wet. Pets must be kept indoors where they can stay clean, dry, and warm, although dogs can be walked on a leash to go to the toilet.

4. Check Their Incision Twice Daily
Female dogs and cats have a mid-line incision in their abdomen. Male dogs have an incision just above  or on the scrotum, and male cats have two incisions, one on each side of the scrotum. Check these incision sites at least twice daily. What you see when we discharge your pet is what we consider normal unless we tell you otherwise. There should be no drainage, and redness and swelling should be minimal. Male cats may appear as if they still have testicles; this is normal, and the swelling should subside gradually through the recovery period.

Do not allow your pet to lick or chew at the incision. We recommend that all pets go home with an e-collar, which prevents them from reaching the incision. They are available here for $6. You can also purchase Bitter Apple or Bitter Orange spray from the pet store to deter licking and chewing (place your finger over the incision and spray around the area – do not spray directly onto the incision—it will sting!). If your pet is allowed to lick, chew or scratch their incision, it may open up and cause potentially serious complications. Keeping them from doing this is perhaps the most important thing you will do to keep them safe. 

5. Monitor Their Pain Levels
Our veterinarians employ a multi-modal pain management protocol—this means that different pain medications are administered before, during, and after surgery. If your pet appears to be in pain after getting home, please call our clinic at (850) 215-1022, so that our staff can assess whether or not your pet needs to be examined.

6. Keep In-Heat Females Away From Males
If your female dog or cat was in heat at the time of surgery, you must keep her away from un-neutered males for at least two weeks. While she is now unable to become pregnant, she will still attract intact males for a short period of time. If a male dog attempts to breed a female at this point, it can cause her serious, possibly life-threatening, damage.

7. Look Out for Complications
Spaying and neutering are both very safe surgeries; however, as with all surgery, complications can occur. Minimal redness and swelling should resolve within several days, but if they persist longer, please contact us. You should also contact us immediately if you notice any of the following:
- Pale gums
- Depression
- Vomiting
- Diarrhea
- Discharge or bleeding from the incision
- Difficulty urinating
- Labored breathing

Operation Spay Bay will treat at our clinic, at minimal cost, any postoperative complications resulting directly from the surgery, if the above post-operative instructions have been followed in full. Your regular veterinarian must address illnesses or injuries that are not a direct result of surgery. Please call for an appointment as soon as you see cause for concern. We cannot be held responsible for complications resulting from failure to follow post-operative instructions, or from contagious diseases for which the animal was not previously properly vaccinated.

8. Call if You Have Concerns
If you have any questions or concerns directly related to the surgery during the recovery period, please call us at (850) 215-1022. If you have questions about your pet outside of our office hours, call our nurse hotline at (850) 332-4OSB (4672). If it is an emergency, contact your regular veterinarian or the Animal Care Center (850-235-2877) or the Niceville Emergency Veterinary Clinic (850-729-3335).